Published on April 1st, 2016 | by admin

Epson Interactive Projectors now with free SMART Notebook in ANZ

SYDNEY, 1 April 2016 – In a move that now makes it easier than ever for educators to obtain the world’s leading collaborative learning software along with market leading collaborative displays Epson, the number-one projector manufacturer in the world1, and SMART Technologies Inc., a leading global provider of collaboration solutions, have announced that SMART Notebook® collaborative learning software will now automatically be bundled with Epson’s award-winning interactive projectors in Australia and New Zealand as standard.

General Manager, Business Division, Epson Australia Craig Heckenberg said, “The addition of SMART Notebook software to Epson interactive projectors provides an excellent combination for collaborative learning as SMART Notebook allows educators to easily create engaging, interactive learning in a way that’s natural to both teachers and students. This in turn helps teachers drive better, more effective learning outcomes and now they can do so on any Epson Education Interactive Projector.”

The models that now come with the SMART Notebook software include the EB-575Wi, EB-575Wie, EB-585Wi, EB-595Wi and EB-595Wie models with both Windows (Windows XP SP3, Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8) and OS X (OS X, OS X 10.7 and OS X 10.8) compatible with SMART Notebook. Windows Vista and OS X 10.6 and earlier are not supported.

Building upon the already established software relationship between the two companies that has enabled Epson to sell SMART Notebook software along with its interactive projectors in Australia and New Zealand since May 2015, the new agreement allows Epson to bundle SMART Notebook software, including a SMART Notebook Advantage subscription during the first year, with Epson interactive projectors as a standard offering on a worldwide basis. The SMART Notebook Advantage subscription lets customers upgrade to new versions of Notebook software in that first year, as well as access technical support and unlock premium features within Notebook.

This combination allows educators around the world to use the number-one selling interactive projector1 with collaborative learning software to create visually compelling, engaging and interactive learning experiences. Epson’s complete interactive projector line is tested and fully authorised by SMART for use with SMART Notebook software, and SMART Notebook fully supports Epson interactive features such as dual pen and finger-touch. Both Epson and SMART will provide customer support and training for their respective products, giving educators full confidence as they bring more collaboration into classrooms and other learning spaces.

Epson’s Education Interactive projectors with SMART Notebook software entitlements will begin shipping in Australia and New Zealand from April 2016.

About Epson Interactive Projectors
The award-winning Epson Interactive line of short-throw and ultra short-throw interactive projectors offers advanced connectivity options to project onto any existing whiteboard, wall or other smooth, light-coloured, hard surface. Epson interactive projectors offer dual pen support and PC-free annotation with a range of devices including document cameras, DVD and Blu-ray players as well as tablets and mobile devices, or no source at all. The cost-effective Epson Interactive models deliver a large interactive learning area with variable image sizes and include HDMI connectivity. Epson projectors offer 3x higher colour brightness than leading competitive projectors2. Epson Interactive projectors utilise 3LCD, 3-chip technology for brilliant images with vivid colour.

For more information, visit www.epson.com.au/products/interactive/

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